“Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
August 11, 2010
1 Comment

My boys love to watch Dora and I have to admit that I actually enjoying the show as well!  On August 3rd, 2010, Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon released “Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure” on DVD.  Help celebrate Dora’s birthday as Dora and Boots on a whirlwind adventure through Magic Storybook Land, with guest stars Rosie Perez as La Bruja (the witch), John Leguizamo as the Flying Monkeys, and Hector Elizondo as the Wishing Wizzle.  Will Dora and Boots wish themselves back home in time for Dora’s big birthday party?  You can find “Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure” in stores and online, retailing for $16.99.


“Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure”

Happy Birthday, Dora!  In the final episode of the Magic Storybook Trilogy, a twisting wind has blown Dora and Boots into Wizzle World, a land located in the Magic Storybook.  Dora and Boots can’t jump out of the Magic Storybook without first taking Dora’s crystal to the Wishing Wizzle (Hector Elizondo) so he can wish them back home in time for Dora’s birthday party with all her family and friends.  They set off on an adventure to Wishing Mountain, but they better watch out for La Bruja and her Flying Monkeys who don’t like wishes and try to stop Dora and Boots.

Dora and Boots need to get home for Dora’s birthday party with all her family and friends.  They can’t wait to get home to everyone they love back in the rainforest, but before Dora and Boots can jump out of the Magic Storybook, a twisty wind picks them up and blows them into Wizzle World.

Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle

Dora is reading a storybook about a Birthday Wizzle who could make birthday wishes come true with his magic wand.  Today is his birthday so it was his turn to make a wish, but a wind came in and blew the wand out of the book!  Dora must jump into the book and bring the wishing wand back to the Wizzle to give him his birthday wish.

Wizzle Wishes

Dora and Boots meet a cute little Wizzle who lost his bag of wishes and can’t get home.  Our heroes set off in search of the lost wishes, but their friends keep finding the wishes first, and their wishes get everyone into trouble.  Dora and Boots must overcome a giant sunflower in Isla’s garden, a storm of raining nuts in the Nutty Forest and slippery slopes at the Wishing Well in order to return the wishes to their rightful owner.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure Fast Facts

Street Date:  August 3, 2010
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 95 minutes
DVD Bonus Features:
– DVD Game


This is a fun DVD for your kids to watch. There is songing and words in Spanish in Dora shows and the kids love it! I look forward to see what Dora adventure comes out next!

I received a copy of “Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure” on DVD from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to ““Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure” DVD Review”

  1. Thanks for a great review, my grandson loves Dora & Diego and I’m going to get this for him for Christmas.
    I just saw something on our local news about a celebration here in Orlando for Dora’s 10th birthday celebration.

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